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DoD gives details about crew killed in chopper crash

The Department of Defense released details about the five Hunter Army Airfield soldiers who were killed in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan last week.

March 19, 2013 | Special to Connect | News+Opinion

Brass: More base closings needed

WASHINGTON, March 15, 2013 - The Defense Department has more real estate than it needs in the United States and abroad, a senior DOD official told a House panel yesterday.

March 18, 2013 | By Nick Simeone American Forces Press Service | News+Opinion

Could sequester help private businesses?

The federal sequester's effects on Liberty County's economy remain to be seen, but a business panel on Thursday sent messages that are at odds with previous statements on the matter.

March 18, 2013 | By Danielle Hipps Correspondent | News+Opinion

Another 3rd ID soldier dies in Afghanistan

Chief Warrant Officer James E. Groves III, 37, of Kettering, Ohio, died March 16 in Kandahar, Afghanistan, according to the Department of Defense.

March 18, 2013 | Staff report | News+Opinion

DoD identifies 3rd ID casualties

The five U.S. soldiers killed Tuesday in a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter that crashed in southern Afghanistan were assigned to the 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade, which is based at Hunter Army Airfield, said Maj. Gen. Robert "Abe" Abrams, 3rd Infantry Division commander and commanding general of the International Security Assistance Force's Regional Command-South.

March 15, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray Correspondent | News+Opinion

Virginia charges against local soldier dropped

All charges have been dropped against a Fort Stewart soldier arrested Dec. 30 in Newport News, Va.

March 13, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | News+Opinion

Comptroller: DoD furloughs can begin April 26

WASHINGTON, March 11, 2013 - Unless Congress acts to end sequestration, furloughs for Defense Department civilian employees can begin April 26, the department's comptroller said here today.

March 12, 2013 | By Jim Garamone American Forces Press Service | News+Opinion

Despite cuts, Stewart vows to up service

It doesn't cost anything to treat customers with respect.

March 04, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray Correspondent | News+Opinion

Hagel vows to work for troops, families

WASHINGTON, Feb. 27, 2013 - New Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel promised today to always be frank with the men and women of the department and said he expects all to be direct in return.

February 28, 2013 | By Jim Garamone American Forces Press Service | News+Opinion

Virtual training consolidated on post

Fort Stewart's new virtual-training facility officially opened for business Tuesday afternoon with a ribbon cutting.

February 27, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | News+Opinion

Hagel takes over Department of Defense

WASHINGTON, Feb. 27, 2013 - Just before his private swearing-in ceremony as the 24th secretary of defense, Chuck Hagel and his wife, Lilibet, arrived at the Pentagon this morning and were greeted by Marine Corps Lt. Gen. Thomas D. Waldhauser, military assistant to the secretary of defense.

February 27, 2013 | By Cheryl Pellerin American Forces Press Service | News+Opinion

Former soldier pleads to hospital standoff

Robert Quinones, a former soldier accused of taking hostages at Winn Army Community Hospital on Fort Stewart approximately two and a half years ago, has accepted a plea agreement in the case.

February 25, 2013 | By Sheila Parker WSAV | News+Opinion

Another Marne hero memorialized

Another tree has been added to the rows of eastern redbud trees that border Fort Stewart's 6th Street from Gulick Avenue to Bundy Street and separate Taylors Creek Golf Course from Cottrell Field and Quick Track. This 445th eastern redbud honors the ultimate sacrifice made by Sgt. Aaron X. Wittman, 3rd Battalion, 69th Armor Regiment, 1st Armor Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division.

February 25, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray Correspondent | News+Opinion

Message to DoD civilian workforce

WASHINGTON, Feb. 20, 2013 - With major, across-the-board defense spending cuts scheduled to take effect March 1, Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta today issued a message to the Defense Department workforce.

February 20, 2013 | American Forces Press Service | News+Opinion

Defense warns Congress of furloughs

WASHINGTON, Feb. 20, 2013 - Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta has notified Congress that the Defense Department is prepared to implement furloughs for civilian personnel in response to the threat of sequestration.

February 20, 2013 | By Jim Garamone American Forces Press Service | News+Opinion

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